(IranSportsPress – AP) TEHRAN, Iran — Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghaffouri have both been left off Iran’s provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not say why Hosseini, a Persepolis defender, and Ghaffouri were not included. There was space for midfielders Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi, however. Both played with
(IranSportsPress – talkSPORT) Head Coach Herve Renard has picked Wolverhampton Wanderers star Romain Saiss, along with several other ex-Premier League players, including Karim El Ahmadi and Nordin Amrabat. The group must be whittled down to 23 by June 4, with the tournament starting on June 14. You can see the 26-man Morocco squad below… Goalkeepers: Mounir
(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Iran national football team defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. The match took place in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of 20,000 spectators. Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the only goal of the match in the 17th minute with a header. Carlos Queiroz fielded the youngsters including Majid Hosseini, Ali Gholizadeh,
(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) TEHRAN – Iran international striker Karim Ansarifard says Team Melli will not be an easy opponent in World Cup. Team Melli have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup along with Spain, Morocco and Portugal. The Iran national football team will open the campaign with a match against Morocco
(IranSportsPress – ESPN.co.uk) LISBON, Portugal — Portugal are going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago. Coach Fernando Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at
(IranSportsPress – sports.yahoo.com) – Henry Bushnell Outlook Odds to win Group B: 3.8% Odds to advance: 12.5% Odds to win World Cup: 0.2% Elo rank: 21 Yahoo Sports power rank: 28 Our writers say: Team Melli is built to frustrate favored opponents, just as it did Argentina for 90 minutes and 28 seconds in 2014.
(IranSportsPress – africanews.com) – Nigeria released a provisional 30 man squad for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, with Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel was named as Nigeria captain. With three friendly matches lined up ahead of the World Cup including a prestige encounter against England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, members of
(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Jalal Hosseini’s 89th minute strike gave Iran’s Persepolis football team a 2-1 win over Al Jazira of the UAE in the second leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League (ACL) Round of 16 on Monday. The Iranian giant advanced to the quarter-final on away goals after the tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.
(IranSportsPress – Express.co.uk) THE Spain World Cup squad may have been leaked by Spanish media – six days before the official announcement. Spain boss Julen Lopetegui will submit a 35-man list to FIFA on Monday, which will then be trimmed down to 23 players for the World Cup. But Spanish newspaper Marca say 20 of those
(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the country’s women futsal team on winning the second successive title in the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. In a message on Saturday night, Rouhani praised the Iranian women’s championship in Asia as a sign of “dynamism, capabilities and competency of Iranian women and girls.” He also expressed